David Ortiz, DH
|Statistics through Saturday:
Ortiz, who has been on the disabled list since June 1 with a partially torn tendon sheath in his left wrist, was elected to start for the fourth consecutive year, receiving 3,554,209 votes. He was selected as the AL designated hitter in 2005, when he led all ML players with 4,138.141 votes. Ortiz is expected to miss this year's game due to the wrist injury.